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Monthly Archives: July 2015


Moving Left: Reaching the Veteran Before Transition

Marriott event serves as a launching point for a wider initiative that helps military veterans find career opportunities in small business. By George G. Eldridge On May 5, as part of National Small Business Week, TownePlace Suites kicked off its new military community-focused initiative with


Preparing Your Company to Go International

Going international can be lucrative, but it comes with a commitment and a price. By William Edwards, CFE, Michelle McClurg, William Gabbard and Lesley Hawks     It’s a gold rush! Many franchisors are now looking at international markets to develop. It used to be


Development Models For Global Expansion

With careful consideration of business issues and appropriate legal guidance of expansion models, global growth should be achievable. By Ahbishek Dube     As consumer demand for U.S. brands grows abroad, franchisors are increasingly exploring opportunities for international expansion of their brands. In its most


Maximizing Lead Generation through Referral Networks

When your lead pipeline runs dry, referral services can find new, qualified leads. By Jeff Connally   The process by which franchise leads become franchisees is fraught with financial, legal, and real estate roadblocks. Franchisors with the best intentions can be ill-equipped to solve these